Drug Abuse: Marijuana

Marijuana is probably one of the most politicized drugs in recent history. The two sides that are fighting for, or against it, are very passionate about their perspectives. The pro-marijuana faction tends to praise marijuana's benefits and downsize or ignore the potential dangers. The anti-marijuana faction keeps pointing out that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance, aside with heroin and LSD.

Drug Abuse: Caffeine

Drinking coffee has become such a daily task at this point, that we don't even pay attention to it anymore. Nothing beats the first coffee of the day, whether you take it hot or cold, early in the morning. But it's important to know what caffeine is, and what it does to your health.

Silkscreen Tutorial and Andy Warhol’s Parody Painting by Elene Beridze

Andy Warhol, fka Andrew Warhola, was an American artist in the 60's. He was the best known for his flamboyant character and was considered to be a leading figure for the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explored the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising, but he was also involved … Continue reading Silkscreen Tutorial and Andy Warhol’s Parody Painting by Elene Beridze

May 17, The International Day Against Homophobia vs. The Georgian Church

On May 17, 1990 a decision was made to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Disease of the World Health Organization. The founders of the International Day Against Homophobia established the IDAHO Committee to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights works worldwide. The main … Continue reading May 17, The International Day Against Homophobia vs. The Georgian Church

May 15, Purgatory (Lost at the Protest) – Short Story by Elene Beridze

I was sitting in the middle of the church garden. The sky was pitch black. All I could head was people cursing and screaming at each other, fighting their way through the police. The church was surrounded. I was sitting in between two protests, one filled with the youth fighting for human rights, the other … Continue reading May 15, Purgatory (Lost at the Protest) – Short Story by Elene Beridze

May 14, Homophobic and Hateful Crowd Opposing the “Dance for Our Freedom” Youth Protest

My rule is to post every other day, but with the current political events happening in this country I'm breaking the rule. The Dance for Our Freedom youth protest continued today on the Freedom Square in front of the Parliament building, click here for yesterday's report. Even though we kept it very peaceful, we still … Continue reading May 14, Homophobic and Hateful Crowd Opposing the “Dance for Our Freedom” Youth Protest

May 13, Bassiani Nightclub Raid in Tbilisi and the Youth Protest “Dance for Our Freedom”

On Friday night, May 11th, the Georgian government sent in a fully armed SWAT team into the most popular night clubs in the Capital. They called it a "drug raid" which occurred due several young adults passing away from drugs over the last couple of weeks. These raids happened in Bassiani, the second most popular … Continue reading May 13, Bassiani Nightclub Raid in Tbilisi and the Youth Protest “Dance for Our Freedom”